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Raider Roundup: What to know and how to go

Raider Roundup 2019 | Photograph by The Horizon Project |

Raider Roundup 2019 | Photograph by The Horizon Project |

Wright State’s student organization, The ’67 Society is gearing up for their annual Raider Roundup celebration.

Open to everyone, the event starts at 7:30 p.m. in the McLin Gym before the Men’s Basketball game against Northern Kentucky University, which starts at 9 p.m.

What does Raider Roundup have to do?

Students can get two free tickets with their student ID at the gate.

“This year, we have tons of food, giveaways to be used at the game, t-shirts, live performances from the dance team, pep band, show choir, and Raiderthon Morale captains. There are inflatables, yard games, raffle prizes, and a spirit station for face painting and sign making,” Aaron Brautigam, president of The ’67 Society said.

Last year Raider Roundup brought in, 750 attendees.

“Raider Roundup was the first basketball game I attended and it was so much fun,” Logan Rex, student and member of The ’67 Society said. “There was so much to do including watching other student organizations, multiple games and activities, and delicious food. It was so awesome seeing Wright State students had a great time while supporting our athletic teams!”

The event is open to all ages with those that attend include students, staff, alumni, families, faculty and community members.

“This event is really the sort-of “embodiment” of what The ’67 Society’s mission is,” Brautigam said. “We work to support Wright State via Philanthropy, Community, and Alumni Engagement. One of my favorite things about Raider Roundup is seeing the Wright State Community come together and celebrate being a Raider.”

One of the biggest parties with large scale collaboration

This event is a large scale collaboration with nine other organizations on campus.

“It is really rewarding to see all of my team’s hard work come together. They have pulled together to collaborate with many different campus partners to make sure that this is a successful event. I’m excited to see how many people show up and go all out! This is one of those events that really highlights what the Wright State experience is all about,” Brautigam said.

Those that are collaborating for Raider Roundup include; Student Government Association, University Activities Board, Residential Community Association, Miracle Makers, The Wright State Guardian, Army ROTC, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, WSU Athletics, and the WSU Alumni Association.

“This is our second year collaborating with ’67 Society for Raider Roundup and we can’t wait for this year!” Alexis Hobbs, treasurer for Miracle Makers said. “It is such a fun event to have before the NKU game to get students pumped up. We are lucky to be a part of it.”

Student Government has worked with ’67 on Raider Roundup for several years according to SGA president Ivan Mallett.

“It’s one of the biggest parties open to the public that students host,” Mallett said. “We were glad that Aaron reached out to us again this year and we were able to help provide rally towels for this year’s Raider Roundup.”